In an unforeseen case of physician heal thyself, 65 World Health Organization (W.H.O.) headquarters staff in the Swiss lakeside city of Geneva have reportedly been laid low by an outbreak of the coronavirus.
The cases of the virus have been found amongst among staff, including five people who worked on the premises and were in contact with one another, an internal email obtained by The Associated Press shows.
AP reports the U.N. health agency is investigating how and where the five people became infected — and that it has not determined whether transmission happened at its offices.
W.H.O.’s confirmation Monday of the figures in the email was the first time it has publicly acknowledged the outbreak.
“To my knowledge, the cluster being investigated is the first evidence of potential transmission on the site of WHO,” Dr. Michael Ryan, the agency’s chief of emergencies, told reporters Monday after the AP reported